Year 5 End of Term News

It has been another busy term in Year 5. After the Christmas holiday the children settled back quickly into their routines and started working hard.

In Topic, we have been studying the Romans. As part of this study, a Roman company came to visit for the whole day. The children got to experience and handle Roman artefacts and a few lucky children were chosen to be dressed as Roman queen, slave and solider. The professional stayed in character all day and in the afternoon created a battle as it would have been in Roman times. The children were split into teams and rotated being Celtic warriors with spears (made from foam) and Roman soldiers with shields in specific formations; they had a fantastic day.

In Science, we have studied forces and life processes. To celebrate British Science week, the children participated in some exciting experiments, led by Year 6 children, that included making a lava lamp. We were also very fortunate to have an exciting Science demonstration during assembly by a teacher from the senior school.

There have been many Netball and Football fixtures over the term. We are all very proud of the determination and teamwork displayed by all teams. The children also participated in cross country competitions and a swimming gala; at all times representing the school admirably.

Our singers and musicians have also made us very proud in the various competitions and concerts that have taken place this term. The singing at the 02 Arena was commended by all who were there and the success at the MK Festival was fantastic. We have been proud of our children’s performances during assembly throughout the term. Well done to all who took part.

World Book Day was enjoyed by all. The new Accelerated Reader program has generated a renewed enthusiasm for reading among the children and they are keen to take the quizzes that follow each book. We had a creative writing competition that involved using natural materials in Forest School for inspiration. Each class chose two winners, who then proudly sat in the story chair in forest school and read their story aloud to a younger class.

In support of Mr Peedell running the London Marathon for Asthma UK, the children came to school dressed in running clothes and donated money to this worthy cause. In total… was raised…

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support. We wish you and your families a restful and happy time over the Easter holidays.
Happy Easter!

Mrs Harries, Mrs Melton, Mrs Moodley, Mr Peedell , Mrs Sweeney and Mr Selby-Lowndes